Fees

The following is an outline of the City of East Lansing's Building Division Fees. Download printable version.

Building Permit Fees Based on Work Not Involving a Square Footage Computation

Application/Zoning Review/Base Fee:

$50 (non-refundable)
Each Inspection: $60

Building Permit Fees Based on Square Foot Computation

Application/Zoning Review/Base Fee:

$50 (non-refundable)
Each Inspection: $60
Total Valuation: $1-$2,000 $70

$2,001 to $25,000

$70 for the first $2,000 +
$14 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof

 $25,0001 to $100,000

$392 for the first $25,000 +
$12 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof

$50,001 to $100,000 

$692 for the first $50,000 +
$10 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof

$100,001 to $500,000

$1,192 for the first $100,000 +
$9 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof

$500,001 to $1,000,000

$4,792 for the first $500,000 +
$7.75 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof

$1,000,001 to $5,000,000

$8,667 for the first $1,000,000 +
$5.57 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof

$5,000,001 and up

$31,667 for the first $5,000,000 +
$3.50 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof

Application Review Fees

Valuation $0-$50,000

No charge

Valuation $0-$50,000

5% of building permit fee

Demolition Permit Fees

Application

$50

Single-family or two-family dwelling

$100
Private Garage $68

Multi-family dwellings/commercial buildings

$220

Moving Permit Fees

Application $50

Mobile home with foundation

$150

Mobile home to an existing foundation

$125

All buildings and structures less than 500 square feet high in area and less than 17 feet high when loaded

$155

All buildings over 500 square feet in area or 17 feet high

$310

Other

Inspection / Re-Inspection Fee $60
Appeal Application Filing Fee $150
Communications & Low Voltage Wiring Re-Inspection $60
Investigation Inspection Fee $80
License Registration Fee $15
Inspection for which no fee is indicated $75/hour
Inspection fee for outside of normal business hours

$115 per hour (minimum $115)